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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Silvestre Reyes 55%
Thomas Reynolds 18%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 68%
Mike Rogers 5%
Mike Ross 41%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 36%
Rick Santorum 4%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
Jim Saxton 59%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 27%
Christopher Shays 73%
Donald Sherwood 14%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 64%
Ike Skelton 41%
Gordon Smith 24%
Nick Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 72%
Vic Snyder 64%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 52%
John Spratt, Jr. 68%
Pete Stark 82%
Cliff Stearns 27%
Charles Stenholm 14%
Ted Stevens 8%
Ted Strickland 86%
Bart Stupak 77%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 36%
John Sweeney 36%
Tom Tancredo 14%
John Tanner 32%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
William Tauzin II 0%
Charles Taylor 9%
Gene Taylor 45%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 5%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 77%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 82%
James Turner 32%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 9%
John Warner 16%
Diane Watson 95%
Mel Watt 77%
Henry Waxman 91%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 23%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 18%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Heather Wilson 9%
Frank Wolf 14%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 86%
Bill Young 27%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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